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  1. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest Once again, I m back with the Sweet series I ve already read books one and two, and SWEET SEDUCTION is the third book in the series I bought the whole series on sale because they had good reviews on Goodreads and instead of chucking them all in a donation bin, I ve decided to get my money s worth and review each one of these books If I can t enjoy them, at least I can make people laugh and save them from making my mistakes As with t Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest Once again, I m back with the Sweet series I ve already read books one and two, and SWEET SEDUCTION is the third book in the series I bought the whole series on sale because they had good reviews on Goodreads and instead of chucking them all in a donation bin, I ve decided to get my money s worth and review each one of these books If I can t enjoy them, at least I can make people laugh and save them from making my mistakes As with the previous two books, this edition has a disclaimer on the back warning that the series is intended for a mature audience I ll see your mature audience and raise you an inappropriate joke.SWEET SURRENDER is about Faith and Gray, and Faith s desire to be completely dominated by a man Not in a bondage way, but in the 1950s man of the house way SWEET PERSUASION was about Serena and Damon, and Serena s desire to be a slave Damon wants someone who will be a slave all the timenot just in the bedroom Serena comes around to his way of thinking and the two of them are deliriously happy The third woman in their trio of friends, Julie, constantly whines about being single and her unrequited crush on this guy named Nathan She talks about how much she wants a threesome and is constantly pestering her friends to get her laid.I like it when female characters own their sexuality, but it annoys me when their sexuality is their characterization i.e they can think of nothing but sex, and have no outside interests That just doesn t seem healthy to me, and what makes it worse is that she s used like the comic relief in the previous two books, so not even the story line really takes her seriously When she accuses Nathan of not finding her attractive in book 2 because he doesn t take advantage of her while she s drunk, I actively disliked her, and knew that reading her book SWEET SEDUCTION would be a chore WARNING SPOILERS AND MATURE CONTENT The book opens with Julie in her massage parlor, getting ready to give Nathan a massage This has been a source of sexual frustration with Julie for a while, because she gets to touch him but it s work, so she can t really do anything and he s resisted her attempts to seduce him She doesn t understand why, and whines to her friends that she knows he has an erection because he refuses to turn over and only lets her massage his back and ignores her low cut tops Julie has decided to change thatYou have two choices You can shut up and not say a damn word until I m done or I can gag you In either case, I m going to have my way6.That s right She s going to molest himI m pretty sure what I m about to do violates the code of ethics of my profession, she said huskily But you know what It ll be worth it She yanks his towel off him and gives him a blow job Oh, how great, a woman owning her sexuality, you might think Well, nobecause that swell, sexual assault You can t just force yourself on people, and taking advantage of a position of trust, like a masseuse, is incredibly wrongWhat makes it worse is that it s written in a way that makes me think we re supposed to go, Yeah, you go, girl Like it s wacky hijinks Julie s friends are even amused when they find out what she s done.Julie s plan is to show Nathan what he s missing and then cut out to The House, where she s made arrangements with Damon to have a threesome with two men She wants to be blindfolded, though, so the identity of the men are completely anonymous I think you can guess where this is going.Nathan makes arrangements that one of the men be him, and after Julie is initially angry when she finds out later the other guy is Micah , the two of them end up together Then Nathan accidentally says I love you during sex and Julie flees, crying to her friends, who console her until Nathan bursts the door down and literally slings Julie over his shoulder to carry her away Where To happiness, presumably, which seems to involve copious amounts of questionably executed sex.Weird sex descriptions Slowly he glided, rasping over her swollen, damp tissues136 This is a favorite of the author, BTW Variants of swollen tissues and damp tissues are used several times throughout the course of the novel, to the point where you might think that the hero has a fetish for used Kleenex Also, for some reason, she often describes breasts as plumped and the hero always stabs into the heroine His d was straining upward, wanting her, reaching for her moist haven161 You should really check out The Oatmeal s flowchart for occasions when it is OK to say moist Her girly parts were singing at the idea202If you don t stop, I m going to go off like a damn fire hose263I ve got a wood the size of a tree trunk273I wanna live in your p ssy, he gritted out277 Cream Counter Zero, this time It s used once, but to describe tasty cheese, which is OK However the heroine milks something of the hero s that isn t a dairy cow, so I m still going to have to deduct 50 points from Gryffindor These are the rules.Sexist linesSo if she wants another threesome, you re out Yeah I m not coming here again, and I m hoping to hell she won t either I don t like the idea of her being passed around like some piece of meat no one gives a fuck about She s better than that172I didn t want strange men fucking you Damn it, Julie, what the hell were you thinking You were just setting yourself up to be hurt or raped or God knows what else186 It was just as well the impudent heifer learn to have him around, because he didn t plan to go anywhere, despite her repeated attempts to shake him216.Oh, and just in case you ve forgotten about Faith and Serena, they have numerous cameos in here, too Faith s story arc can neatly be summed up by a sentence She d called the wedding off, had a pregnancy scare and had eloped to Vegas all in twenty four hours119 Also, she accuses Gray of cheating on her, only to find out that he was secretly house hunting to surprise her Oops Serena, on the other hand, frets about Damon proposing to her This was a stupid arc and I was skimming by this point, but from what I gathered, she s afraid that the proposal would lead to guilt down the line because Damon might think she had only accepted his proposal because she is his slave OMGdramaIf SWEET PERSUASION was two steps forward, SWEET SEDUCTION was twenty steps back By the end of the book, I hated both the hero and the heroine Nathan seemed so innocent and shy and oblivious in the previous books here, he became a raging alphahole who told women he wanted to strangle them and threatened to drag them out of rooms by their hair Julie, the butt of the jokes in previous book, starts off the story with what starts as an unconsensual blowjob, and spends the rest of the novel being as unlikable as possible by casting aspersions on her friends relationships and whining about her sex life.I see that the next book is Micah s, and I actually like his character, so I m hoping that he won t do a character flip like Nathan did I m a sucker for melancholy heroes with dark pasts and his is a doozy SWEET POSSESSION and SWEET ADDICTION also look good rock stars heck yes Supposedly 5 is one of the best after 2 Maybe one of these next three books will be able to break the 1 and 2 star review streak that I ve been on with this series Tune in next time to find out 1 star


  2. Penny Penny says:

    Actual Rating 3.5 starsI liked the book, but I have a few issues with it.This book was way softer and lighter in comparison with the others I personally would have likedkink in it P The idea of a completely anonymous threesome with blindfold and all is extremely appealing and hot, but I think it could have been told withexcitement and indepth.This book felt rushed, everything happened very quickly For the love between Nathan and Julie to bebelievable to me, they needed Actual Rating 3.5 starsI liked the book, but I have a few issues with it.This book was way softer and lighter in comparison with the others I personally would have likedkink in it P The idea of a completely anonymous threesome with blindfold and all is extremely appealing and hot, but I think it could have been told withexcitement and indepth.This book felt rushed, everything happened very quickly For the love between Nathan and Julie to bebelievable to me, they needed to have hadinteractions, a bitof some kind of relationship throughout the book It feltlike instant lust love in my opinion since they weren t even friends, they were just acquaintances, almost strangers and after only a couple of sex encounters and one date they suddenly loved each other It was hard for me to believe.It was also hard to understand why Nathan stayed away from Julie when he wanted her so much and she kept pursuing him Again, another not too believable element All that is why despite the fact that I did enjoy the book, I do believe that serious substance is missing here It is missingrelationship,elaboration,conversations andmeaningfulness


  3. Auntee Auntee says:

    Good book After that last kink fest book in the series Sweet Persuasion , I can t say that I was really looking forward to this one or or if I had the will to read it if it was going to be another hard core BDSM book Thank God it wasn t Not that there s no kink in this one, but thankfully no painful or humiliating BDSM moments between the H H although Damon and Serena appear and have their typical moment in the sun.This one was about salon owner massage therapist Julie Stanford and her pur Good book After that last kink fest book in the series Sweet Persuasion , I can t say that I was really looking forward to this one or or if I had the will to read it if it was going to be another hard core BDSM book Thank God it wasn t Not that there s no kink in this one, but thankfully no painful or humiliating BDSM moments between the H H although Damon and Serena appear and have their typical moment in the sun.This one was about salon owner massage therapist Julie Stanford and her pursuit seduction of the object of her desire, the semi reluctant, P.I security consultant Nathan Tucker Julie and Nathan have been circling each other for some time, since they met in Sweet Surrender, but Julie, no matter how many hints she drops, or how much cleavage she flashes can t get the often clueless and tongue tied around her Nathan to take the bait So Julie decides it s time to move on, but before she does she figures she ll get the studly Nathan on her massage table one last time and give him a massage he won t soon forget Yowza A bit stung by Nathan s supposed lack of interest in her, Julie decides to take matters into her own hands and fulfill some secret fantasies she has She enlists the aid of her friend Serena s boyfriend Damon, who owns a sort of pleasure house shades of The Club from Lora Leigh s Bound Hearts series to find her a couple of willing, well endowed males who know their way around a female she wants to indulge in a menage fantasy Nothing too kinky Julie is an anti bdsm girl just your standard menage, and oh yes, she d like to be blindfolded.Well Nathan who really is interested in the bold, self confident, buxom Julie especially after the send off she gave him gets wind of this arrangement, and wants to put a stop to it His Julie with a couple of strange men who may end up hurting her No way he ll let that happen So he enlists the aid of his friend and every woman s friend Micah who happens to be a member of Damon s club and gets him to arrange for both of them to be the tag team in Julie s little menage fantasy Steamy hot times follow for the rookie at menages Nathan, the ultra experienced Micah, and the oh so pleasured Julie And darn if the blindfolded Julie doesn t feel a connection to her gentle lover Nathan Julie s used to having fun and games and relationships that end up going nowhere, but after she witnesses a loving moment between Serena and Damon at the club, she starts to realize that she wants a man who looks at her like she s his sun, moon, and stars, too She thought that Nathan could be the one , but despite a recent date, he still didn t seem interested Or is he That was about the gist of the main part of the book will Julie and Nathan ever come together and be on the same page at the same time regarding their relationship Will Julie let the now willing Nathan into her heart or will she run from him before he has a chance to get tired of her Will this independant, outspoken woman have the confidence to take on a real relationship I grew to like Julie as the book progressed At first she came off as rather agressive, pushy and annoying hey, if Nathan s not interested, he s not interested but theI read about her, theI liked her Nathan I loved almost from his cranky start Once I found out he blushed rather easily I was charmed He wasn t quite as sexually worldly as the other men in this series although he certainly knew what to do with his equipment and that was a nice change of pace He was just a decent guy and a real sweetheart.There were a couple of side plots in this book that almost got as much time as Julie and Nathan Faith and Gray Sweet Surrender hit a stumbling block in their relationship, and Maya Banks uses a couple of chapters to fix what s wrong with it It was good to see them again, and Faith gets a lot of girlfriend time with Julie and Serena It s always fun to listen in to their talks But what s with the calling each other heifer and bitch I m wondering if this is a Texas thing where the book takes place or just some quirk of Maya Banks Even Nathan referred to Julie a couple of times as that heifer not exactly a term of endearment in my book And Serena and Damon Sweet Persuasion get their fair share of the spotlight too, as Serena ponders whether to accept Damon s marriage proposal and is she s cut out for the submissive role in a marriage ouside of the bedroom They have a scene at the club that supposedly shows the love they have for each other Sorry, I still can t buy it Not their love just the scene as proof.Maya Banks also sets up the next book by dropping some big hints about the mysterious Micah, and the events in his past that made him what he is today I m certainly intrigued, yet a little leery, because Micah seems to be even heavier into the BDSM scene than Damon Not too sure if I ll be up to reading that one.All in all, a fast paced, entertaining read with some really hot moments, some fun dialogue, a very likable hero and an almost as likable heroine Fans of erotic romance who aren t into the BDSM scene won t find anything too objectionable about this one to me it had some really sweet, romantic moments and a very satisfying ending 4 stars.Warning This book contains explicit language and sex, including oral and anal, m f m menage, use of a lash not the H H , and use of handcuffs Not for the faint of heart


  4. seton seton says:

    Genre Contemp Erotic RomanceSeries 3rd in the Sweet Series ongoing Ramblings If you have read the previous 2 books in this series, then you know that Julie, our mouthy zaftig heroine that is so NOT her body on the cover , has the hots for bald goateed Nathan She s been trying to peak his interest by pushing her Double D s in his face whenever he comes to her parlor for a massage To no avail This is their story.When the book begins, things comes to a head Literally Julie is tired of c Genre Contemp Erotic RomanceSeries 3rd in the Sweet Series ongoing Ramblings If you have read the previous 2 books in this series, then you know that Julie, our mouthy zaftig heroine that is so NOT her body on the cover , has the hots for bald goateed Nathan She s been trying to peak his interest by pushing her Double D s in his face whenever he comes to her parlor for a massage To no avail This is their story.When the book begins, things comes to a head Literally Julie is tired of chasing that lunkhead Nathan any so she is gonna blow him and then blow him off Then she arranges through Damon, the hero of Sweet Persuasion, who is some sort of Mr Roarke from Fantasy Island there to fulfill one s desires to have anonymous sex with two strangers while she is blindfolded on consecutive weekends.Guess who turns out to be one of the two men Julie has her menage with I was surprised that Damon wasnt heldaccountable for letting Nathan find out about Julie s confidential request and becoming one of the two strangers when he knows that Julie wants to move on from Nathan One of the many small details that dampened my reading experience a little, although I thought this was a good novel for the most part.A lot of the trends that showed up in the series so far is continued here The Sex in the City type funny banter between the three heroines of the first 3 books isconsistent throughout, making this the most humorous book MB has ever written There is also some good verbal sparring between the men and MB shows continuing improvement in writing from a male POV, altho Nathan calling Julie a heifer kinda pissed me off As inNathan s eyes narrowed So you knew what she was going to do Faith raised one eyebrow I knew she was planning something Just not what exactly Vengeful heifer, Nathan muttered Page 19 Fuck if his face didn t light on fire, and the heifer Julie knew it Page 113 It was just as well the independent heifer learn to have him around because he didn t plan to go anywhere, despite her repeated attempts to shake him Page 232 Um, I thought it was understood that women can call each other heifer or whore or bitch in an mock affectionate manner but if a man tries that with a woman, he is liable to get his face kicked in It s a similar principle as black people calling each other nigger They may do that to each other with no foul, but a non black person would be crazy to ever let that word pass their lips.Also started in the first two bks and continuing here is the fact that neither of the H Hs of the first 2 bks are married yet The H H Gray Faith of Sweet Surrender have a misunderstanding that is reminiscent of the Marcus Lillian misunderstanding in A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas In another words, it was stupid, annoying, unnecessary and took space away from the main H H, where it belonged I will say tho that the scene with the pregnancy test was fresh and very well written but since I am from the Kill all your darlings school, it really doesnt matter There was a bit of an uproar over the nature and presentation of the BDSM when second book, Sweet Persuasion, in the series came out Perhaps in response to it, MB writes what can be seen as a coda to Damon Serena s story here The majority of the Damon Serena scenes are the source for the BDSM elements in this book In fact, the scene where Damon Serena display their love in a public and BDSM manner is probably the most pivotal scene in the whole bk because Julie has her major ephipany while watching them.And when the focus is away from Gray Faith or Damon Serena or, um, who were the main H Hs againum, Julie Nathan, there is always Micah, the future hero of Book 4 and setting up HIS story which should be doozy and pretty hardcore BDSM from all indications And then there are two other characters who will probably get their own stories in the future I would guesstimate that about 35 40% of Sweet Seduction is devoted to following Julie Nathan s friends When a romance author spend so much space on other storylines, it s usually a signal that the principal H H aren t very interesting.As Julie Nathan have danced around throughout the series, so they do in this book They never sit down and have any meaningful conversation until the last twenty pages In the meantime, most of their connection consists of I like your breasts , I like your cock , You re so sexy , and of course, the hot anonymous menage sex at Damon s place The latter counts for a lot, of course I must not lose sight that this IS an erotic romance, after all, and MB writes someof the hottest sex scenes in da biz.Content warnings Use of handcuffs, Whipping, Public sex, Anal sex, Double penetration, MenageGrade B


  5. Sita Sita says:

    I m still trying to work out how exactly to review this So, I am going to follow my old, old advice when in doubt make a list So this list It s going to start with a 1 Are you ready And so we begin 1 This book is an erotica and damn, I mean DAMN Is this book hot I m serious My favourite scene would have had to have been the first scene, like I said before damn, damn that scene left me speechless, I loved it yeah, I m a bit of a pervert P 2 The characters were awesome, I loved I m still trying to work out how exactly to review this So, I am going to follow my old, old advice when in doubt make a list So this list It s going to start with a 1 Are you ready And so we begin 1 This book is an erotica and damn, I mean DAMN Is this book hot I m serious My favourite scene would have had to have been the first scene, like I said before damn, damn that scene left me speechless, I loved it yeah, I m a bit of a pervert P 2 The characters were awesome, I loved Julie, she was such a great female lead, I loved how she was strong, independent and strutted what she had I also really liked Nathan I didn t love him like I ve loved some of the other men in the series, but that s not saying he wasn t pretty awesome in himself 3 Right The plot The plot was practically non existant Wait I take that back It was there, just it waslike sex then talk then sexual tension then threesome then hot date then kiss then Blah, blah, blah then sex then I love you then sex then THE END 4 You get the point Generally, the book was good Three words to describe it SEX HOT MORESEX THIS BOOK I recommend this book to another list a Fans of Erotica novels b People who have read the rest of the sweet series c That s about it


  6. Amy Amy says:

    It was basically a game of cat and mouse and maybe that s why I was not blown away with Nathan and Julie Granted Julie is a self sufficient, independent woman, which I loved, she portrayed herself in a sense what I would consider the woman scorned After flirting and putting herself out there tata s and all to try and gain Nathan s attention only to be ignored Julie decides she s going to give him a send off he will never forget to show him what he s missed Now Nathan is a good ole boy a It was basically a game of cat and mouse and maybe that s why I was not blown away with Nathan and Julie Granted Julie is a self sufficient, independent woman, which I loved, she portrayed herself in a sense what I would consider the woman scorned After flirting and putting herself out there tata s and all to try and gain Nathan s attention only to be ignored Julie decides she s going to give him a send off he will never forget to show him what he s missed Now Nathan is a good ole boy and he is hot for Julie but also scared as hell to make a move There was a lot of miscommunication between them both and Julie did a lot of crazyass things in order to protect herself so to speak from rejection Yes, as always with Maya Banks, there are hot sex scenes and Julie makes her visit to The House in search of fulfilling her desires only to discover what she finds is really not what she wants at all There are great moments with FaithGray as well as DamonSerena and frankly I enjoyed reading about the other couples progressthan I did JulieNathan Nathan did have a take charge moment at the end which impressed me and as a result caused both himself and Julie to have a get real moment about their relationship We also get a chapter toward the end that is all Micah and the demons he faces, within himself, that no one else knows I can tell you right now from that chapter alone, Micah s story is going to be the most gut wrenching hardcore emotional story of them all.My favorite moment of Sweet Seduction was an epiphany Julie had as she witnessed DamonSerena at The House As long as she lived, Julie would never forget this night and what seeing Damon and Serena had done to her on a primitive level I m done She glanced back onetime to where Damon and Serena stood Because now I want someone to look at me the way he looks at her


  7. Tilly Slaton Tilly Slaton says:

    This series has fallen into a soap opera worthy story line I really like that It s nice to read about the relationships from the prior books Sweet Seduction is story about Julie and Nathan Their relationship is different from the previous ones Although some of the scenes in this book were outstanding, I really wasn t impressed Don t get me wrong, I really like the author, Maya Banks As with any writer, sooner or later they will create a book that just doesn t do it for me It happens In This series has fallen into a soap opera worthy story line I really like that It s nice to read about the relationships from the prior books Sweet Seduction is story about Julie and Nathan Their relationship is different from the previous ones Although some of the scenes in this book were outstanding, I really wasn t impressed Don t get me wrong, I really like the author, Maya Banks As with any writer, sooner or later they will create a book that just doesn t do it for me It happens In my opinion, this is that book Julie is a fun and exhilarating character She is a whole lot of women covered in curves and breasts that make a man drool After suffering through her unnoticed attentions towards Nathan, she finally decides to hell with him and moves on But hey, girls night out was sacred, and that meant nothing with a penis was going to be within ten feet. Oddly enough, she turns to Damon and requests a two night spree of an anonymous threesome Being blindfolded, she has no clue who her lovers are Fun, right And I m so not telling Nathan is a sweet guy with hotness that leaves your toes tingling Unfortunately, he s not too bright when it comes to women Lusting after Julie but unable to approach her, the woman who flat out does it for him turns away and leaves him in the dust Fed up with their opposing magnetic due to fear relationship or lack thereof, Nathan finally grows a set of ballsI ve tried doing this your way, he growled I ve tried being patient, understanding, gentle even I didn t want to come across as some knuckles dragging the ground Neanderthal because I was afraid you d run hard in the other direction Ha Well, I m done with that This time we re doing it my wayI recommend this book to adults only, and to those that have read the previous books in this series Extreme sexual content Mild delicious and consenting violence Now onto the next book Sweet Temptation Happy reading So, yesterday I couldn t take my thoughts away from this book and the review that I wrote I realized that it wasn t really disapointment that I was feeling The book really was amazing and the progression and struggles in Julie and Nathan s relation was totally rockin awesome The book really is excellent I suppose I was expecting a little bitof an alternative lifestyle within it That s what I get


  8. Shannon (Giraffe Days) Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    This is the third book in the Sweet series that, so far, has dealt with three friends Faith Sweet Surrender , Serena Sweet Persuasion , and now Julie and since the story revisits the other characters and their relationships, you do need to read these books in order to get the most out of them.Julie Stanford owns her own salon where she gives great massages She s been half in love with one of her clients ever since he first walked in for a massage Nathan, who works for Faith s father i This is the third book in the Sweet series that, so far, has dealt with three friends Faith Sweet Surrender , Serena Sweet Persuasion , and now Julie and since the story revisits the other characters and their relationships, you do need to read these books in order to get the most out of them.Julie Stanford owns her own salon where she gives great massages She s been half in love with one of her clients ever since he first walked in for a massage Nathan, who works for Faith s father in his security business But Nathan will barely look Julie in the eye and seems to want nothing to do with her Taking matters into her own hands, Julie decides to do one last thing before moving on from Nathan Giving him one last massage he ll never forget, she then sets up her dream fantasy with Serena s boyfriend Damon, who runs the House where all your secret desires can run free.When Nathan learns from his friend and co worker Micah that Julie s planning a completely anonymous M nage trois at the House, with her in a blindfold, his own frustrated wants turn to anger Nathan may never have shown Julie in any way that he s practically obsessed with her, but no way is a strange man or two going to touch her and sexually fulfil her Because of Micah s connections with the House and Damon, it s easy enough to get him and Micah to be the two anonymous men in Julie s fantasy.But finally getting to be skin on skin and closer with Julie only makes things worse, because they re no closer outside the fantasy than they ever were If Nathan ever wants a shot at being in a real relationship with Julie, he ll have to come out of his shell and make up for practically ignoring her for the last several months As for Julie, a vibrant, confident and ballsy woman who goes into every relationship expecting men to get bored with her and leave her, she ll have to face her fears and learn to trust a lesson her friends are best placed to teach her.I started this series cautiously, and the first book wasn t great The second was so intense and challenging I had to reappraise my opinion of Banks This third book goes back to safer,familiar ground, and does a very good job of showing how you can have a healthy relationship and not need any kinks or extreme sexual rituals, if that s not what you want.There was something nagging me about Julie and Nathan and after a while I figured it out they re bogans Nice bogans, but bogans all the same If you re not familiar with this term, I can t really help you It s too hard to explain adequately, and you d need some cultural knowledge to really appreciate it It gave me a jolt, to be honest, and my natural snobbishness came out a bit But they re far from scary bogans, and I had to remind myself that they re American, they don t have real bogans in America, so that I could get back into enjoying the story.It s a short, quick read that spends time revisiting Faith and Serena s relationships too, which I really liked The ending was a bit rushed, a bit oh look here s the ending bham last page sorry and the story overall was light on plot but that s what you d expect from erotic romance, which needs just enough plot to throw two characters together and that s pretty much it The rest is made up of character development, sex, falling in love,sex and a dawning realisation Do I sound cynical I don t mean it that way.The fourth book has been set up nicely here and sounds like it ll be another intense ride like book 2, featuring Micah and the ghosts of his past I ll be there with bells on


  9. Cami Cami says:

    This book does not lack for hot steamy moments Interesting read with lots of alpha males and smut Gotta love it This book does not lack for hot steamy moments Interesting read with lots of alpha males and smut Gotta love it


  10. Malinda Malinda says:

    3.5 4 starsThis was a pretty good story I liked Julie and Nathan and their story was good and kept me on the edge until the end.Julie is a strong and independent woman that owns her own salon She s a beautiful, curvy woman that likes herself but has trouble finding men that will do the same She s had men tell her she s too heavy and complain about her strong opinions and it s made her doubt herself in the past Julie wont put up with that again and tends to keep her relationships with men sho 3.5 4 starsThis was a pretty good story I liked Julie and Nathan and their story was good and kept me on the edge until the end.Julie is a strong and independent woman that owns her own salon She s a beautiful, curvy woman that likes herself but has trouble finding men that will do the same She s had men tell her she s too heavy and complain about her strong opinions and it s made her doubt herself in the past Julie wont put up with that again and tends to keep her relationships with men short and under her control Nathan is a good guy that works for the security firm that Faith Gray from book 1 Sweet Surrender both work at Nathan is a bit of a dumb ass when it comes to women at least Julie but he s a good friend and loyal.So in book 1, Nathan ends up losing a bet and has to shave his head Faith tells him that he d look great with an earring in one ear and gets him to go to Julie s salon to get his ear pierced While there, Nathan gets convinced to start doing regular massages with Julie Julie is majorly hot for Nathan and when he comes in for the massages she tries to make her interest known Unfortunately, Nathan seems a bit oblivious to Julie s efforts so she starts getting frustrated with her lack of success in getting Nathan to notice her As noted in the book description, Julie ends up giving him a great and also naughty massage and then fires him as a clients, running off and making herself scarce for a while so Nathan can t find her About this time we find out that Nathan hasn t been blind to Julie, he s just been so afraid of making a fool of himself in front of her that he s been spending all his time around her trying not to When Julie makes his night and then runs off not to be seen, Nathan is flummoxed and it gets even worse when he finds out that Julie is asking Damon to set her up with an anonymous menage with 2 unknown men at his club with her blindfolded Nathan is able to arrange for him and Mica to be the men with Julie but his efforts to engage in a real relationship with her and a bit on the weak side Their road to a relationship is a tumultuous and long one but they do work things out and end the story starting a HEA together.This was a pretty enjoyable story I liked Julieshe was kind of brash and definitely nor perfect but I still enjoyed her as a heroine Nathan was a good guy but he was such a dumb ass when it came to relationships I mean OMG I just wanted to slap him upside his head and tell him to get a brain Still, he was a sweety and got his act together eventually I will admit that I found it a bit annoying that the relationship didn t actually turn into one until the very end of the story I liked it but I prefer to see the couple have at least some book time where they re actually together and in a relationship That was my only real complaint though Overall, I liked the story and would recommend it note I listened to the audio version of this and the narrator did a very good job


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Sweet Seduction ➳ [Reading] ➶ Sweet Seduction By Maya Banks ➩ – Polishdarling.co.uk He was the stuff erotic dreams are made of Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and s He was the stuff erotic dreams are made of Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and spread out in front of her Stuff dreams are made of But the sexy guy was oblivious to the signals she was sending until she finished off his final rub down with something extra In fact, the best extra he ever had Unfortunately, he came around too late Now Julie s moving onShe was everything he d dreamed of The woman was driving him crazy She lit fire to his insides then ran like a scalded cat And now she s going to someone else to have all her fantasies fulfilled Over his dead body He s than willing to give her what she wants, and as soon as he pins the little minx down, he d show her his own brand of Sweet SeductionIt s all fun and games until someone falls in love.


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  1. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest Once again, I m back with the Sweet series I ve already read books one and two, and SWEET SEDUCTION is the third book in the series I bought the whole series on sale because they had good reviews on Goodreads and instead of chucking them all in a donation bin, I ve decided to get my money s worth and review each one of these books If I can t enjoy them, at least I can make people laugh and save them from making my mistakes As with t Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest Once again, I m back with the Sweet series I ve already read books one and two, and SWEET SEDUCTION is the third book in the series I bought the whole series on sale because they had good reviews on Goodreads and instead of chucking them all in a donation bin, I ve decided to get my money s worth and review each one of these books If I can t enjoy them, at least I can make people laugh and save them from making my mistakes As with the previous two books, this edition has a disclaimer on the back warning that the series is intended for a mature audience I ll see your mature audience and raise you an inappropriate joke.SWEET SURRENDER is about Faith and Gray, and Faith s desire to be completely dominated by a man Not in a bondage way, but in the 1950s man of the house way SWEET PERSUASION was about Serena and Damon, and Serena s desire to be a slave Damon wants someone who will be a slave all the timenot just in the bedroom Serena comes around to his way of thinking and the two of them are deliriously happy The third woman in their trio of friends, Julie, constantly whines about being single and her unrequited crush on this guy named Nathan She talks about how much she wants a threesome and is constantly pestering her friends to get her laid.I like it when female characters own their sexuality, but it annoys me when their sexuality is their characterization i.e they can think of nothing but sex, and have no outside interests That just doesn t seem healthy to me, and what makes it worse is that she s used like the comic relief in the previous two books, so not even the story line really takes her seriously When she accuses Nathan of not finding her attractive in book 2 because he doesn t take advantage of her while she s drunk, I actively disliked her, and knew that reading her book SWEET SEDUCTION would be a chore WARNING SPOILERS AND MATURE CONTENT The book opens with Julie in her massage parlor, getting ready to give Nathan a massage This has been a source of sexual frustration with Julie for a while, because she gets to touch him but it s work, so she can t really do anything and he s resisted her attempts to seduce him She doesn t understand why, and whines to her friends that she knows he has an erection because he refuses to turn over and only lets her massage his back and ignores her low cut tops Julie has decided to change thatYou have two choices You can shut up and not say a damn word until I m done or I can gag you In either case, I m going to have my way6.That s right She s going to molest himI m pretty sure what I m about to do violates the code of ethics of my profession, she said huskily But you know what It ll be worth it She yanks his towel off him and gives him a blow job Oh, how great, a woman owning her sexuality, you might think Well, nobecause that swell, sexual assault You can t just force yourself on people, and taking advantage of a position of trust, like a masseuse, is incredibly wrongWhat makes it worse is that it s written in a way that makes me think we re supposed to go, Yeah, you go, girl Like it s wacky hijinks Julie s friends are even amused when they find out what she s done.Julie s plan is to show Nathan what he s missing and then cut out to The House, where she s made arrangements with Damon to have a threesome with two men She wants to be blindfolded, though, so the identity of the men are completely anonymous I think you can guess where this is going.Nathan makes arrangements that one of the men be him, and after Julie is initially angry when she finds out later the other guy is Micah , the two of them end up together Then Nathan accidentally says I love you during sex and Julie flees, crying to her friends, who console her until Nathan bursts the door down and literally slings Julie over his shoulder to carry her away Where To happiness, presumably, which seems to involve copious amounts of questionably executed sex.Weird sex descriptions Slowly he glided, rasping over her swollen, damp tissues136 This is a favorite of the author, BTW Variants of swollen tissues and damp tissues are used several times throughout the course of the novel, to the point where you might think that the hero has a fetish for used Kleenex Also, for some reason, she often describes breasts as plumped and the hero always stabs into the heroine His d was straining upward, wanting her, reaching for her moist haven161 You should really check out The Oatmeal s flowchart for occasions when it is OK to say moist Her girly parts were singing at the idea202If you don t stop, I m going to go off like a damn fire hose263I ve got a wood the size of a tree trunk273I wanna live in your p ssy, he gritted out277 Cream Counter Zero, this time It s used once, but to describe tasty cheese, which is OK However the heroine milks something of the hero s that isn t a dairy cow, so I m still going to have to deduct 50 points from Gryffindor These are the rules.Sexist linesSo if she wants another threesome, you re out Yeah I m not coming here again, and I m hoping to hell she won t either I don t like the idea of her being passed around like some piece of meat no one gives a fuck about She s better than that172I didn t want strange men fucking you Damn it, Julie, what the hell were you thinking You were just setting yourself up to be hurt or raped or God knows what else186 It was just as well the impudent heifer learn to have him around, because he didn t plan to go anywhere, despite her repeated attempts to shake him216.Oh, and just in case you ve forgotten about Faith and Serena, they have numerous cameos in here, too Faith s story arc can neatly be summed up by a sentence She d called the wedding off, had a pregnancy scare and had eloped to Vegas all in twenty four hours119 Also, she accuses Gray of cheating on her, only to find out that he was secretly house hunting to surprise her Oops Serena, on the other hand, frets about Damon proposing to her This was a stupid arc and I was skimming by this point, but from what I gathered, she s afraid that the proposal would lead to guilt down the line because Damon might think she had only accepted his proposal because she is his slave OMGdramaIf SWEET PERSUASION was two steps forward, SWEET SEDUCTION was twenty steps back By the end of the book, I hated both the hero and the heroine Nathan seemed so innocent and shy and oblivious in the previous books here, he became a raging alphahole who told women he wanted to strangle them and threatened to drag them out of rooms by their hair Julie, the butt of the jokes in previous book, starts off the story with what starts as an unconsensual blowjob, and spends the rest of the novel being as unlikable as possible by casting aspersions on her friends relationships and whining about her sex life.I see that the next book is Micah s, and I actually like his character, so I m hoping that he won t do a character flip like Nathan did I m a sucker for melancholy heroes with dark pasts and his is a doozy SWEET POSSESSION and SWEET ADDICTION also look good rock stars heck yes Supposedly 5 is one of the best after 2 Maybe one of these next three books will be able to break the 1 and 2 star review streak that I ve been on with this series Tune in next time to find out 1 star


  2. Penny Penny says:

    Actual Rating 3.5 starsI liked the book, but I have a few issues with it.This book was way softer and lighter in comparison with the others I personally would have likedkink in it P The idea of a completely anonymous threesome with blindfold and all is extremely appealing and hot, but I think it could have been told withexcitement and indepth.This book felt rushed, everything happened very quickly For the love between Nathan and Julie to bebelievable to me, they needed Actual Rating 3.5 starsI liked the book, but I have a few issues with it.This book was way softer and lighter in comparison with the others I personally would have likedkink in it P The idea of a completely anonymous threesome with blindfold and all is extremely appealing and hot, but I think it could have been told withexcitement and indepth.This book felt rushed, everything happened very quickly For the love between Nathan and Julie to bebelievable to me, they needed to have hadinteractions, a bitof some kind of relationship throughout the book It feltlike instant lust love in my opinion since they weren t even friends, they were just acquaintances, almost strangers and after only a couple of sex encounters and one date they suddenly loved each other It was hard for me to believe.It was also hard to understand why Nathan stayed away from Julie when he wanted her so much and she kept pursuing him Again, another not too believable element All that is why despite the fact that I did enjoy the book, I do believe that serious substance is missing here It is missingrelationship,elaboration,conversations andmeaningfulness


  3. Auntee Auntee says:

    Good book After that last kink fest book in the series Sweet Persuasion , I can t say that I was really looking forward to this one or or if I had the will to read it if it was going to be another hard core BDSM book Thank God it wasn t Not that there s no kink in this one, but thankfully no painful or humiliating BDSM moments between the H H although Damon and Serena appear and have their typical moment in the sun.This one was about salon owner massage therapist Julie Stanford and her pur Good book After that last kink fest book in the series Sweet Persuasion , I can t say that I was really looking forward to this one or or if I had the will to read it if it was going to be another hard core BDSM book Thank God it wasn t Not that there s no kink in this one, but thankfully no painful or humiliating BDSM moments between the H H although Damon and Serena appear and have their typical moment in the sun.This one was about salon owner massage therapist Julie Stanford and her pursuit seduction of the object of her desire, the semi reluctant, P.I security consultant Nathan Tucker Julie and Nathan have been circling each other for some time, since they met in Sweet Surrender, but Julie, no matter how many hints she drops, or how much cleavage she flashes can t get the often clueless and tongue tied around her Nathan to take the bait So Julie decides it s time to move on, but before she does she figures she ll get the studly Nathan on her massage table one last time and give him a massage he won t soon forget Yowza A bit stung by Nathan s supposed lack of interest in her, Julie decides to take matters into her own hands and fulfill some secret fantasies she has She enlists the aid of her friend Serena s boyfriend Damon, who owns a sort of pleasure house shades of The Club from Lora Leigh s Bound Hearts series to find her a couple of willing, well endowed males who know their way around a female she wants to indulge in a menage fantasy Nothing too kinky Julie is an anti bdsm girl just your standard menage, and oh yes, she d like to be blindfolded.Well Nathan who really is interested in the bold, self confident, buxom Julie especially after the send off she gave him gets wind of this arrangement, and wants to put a stop to it His Julie with a couple of strange men who may end up hurting her No way he ll let that happen So he enlists the aid of his friend and every woman s friend Micah who happens to be a member of Damon s club and gets him to arrange for both of them to be the tag team in Julie s little menage fantasy Steamy hot times follow for the rookie at menages Nathan, the ultra experienced Micah, and the oh so pleasured Julie And darn if the blindfolded Julie doesn t feel a connection to her gentle lover Nathan Julie s used to having fun and games and relationships that end up going nowhere, but after she witnesses a loving moment between Serena and Damon at the club, she starts to realize that she wants a man who looks at her like she s his sun, moon, and stars, too She thought that Nathan could be the one , but despite a recent date, he still didn t seem interested Or is he That was about the gist of the main part of the book will Julie and Nathan ever come together and be on the same page at the same time regarding their relationship Will Julie let the now willing Nathan into her heart or will she run from him before he has a chance to get tired of her Will this independant, outspoken woman have the confidence to take on a real relationship I grew to like Julie as the book progressed At first she came off as rather agressive, pushy and annoying hey, if Nathan s not interested, he s not interested but theI read about her, theI liked her Nathan I loved almost from his cranky start Once I found out he blushed rather easily I was charmed He wasn t quite as sexually worldly as the other men in this series although he certainly knew what to do with his equipment and that was a nice change of pace He was just a decent guy and a real sweetheart.There were a couple of side plots in this book that almost got as much time as Julie and Nathan Faith and Gray Sweet Surrender hit a stumbling block in their relationship, and Maya Banks uses a couple of chapters to fix what s wrong with it It was good to see them again, and Faith gets a lot of girlfriend time with Julie and Serena It s always fun to listen in to their talks But what s with the calling each other heifer and bitch I m wondering if this is a Texas thing where the book takes place or just some quirk of Maya Banks Even Nathan referred to Julie a couple of times as that heifer not exactly a term of endearment in my book And Serena and Damon Sweet Persuasion get their fair share of the spotlight too, as Serena ponders whether to accept Damon s marriage proposal and is she s cut out for the submissive role in a marriage ouside of the bedroom They have a scene at the club that supposedly shows the love they have for each other Sorry, I still can t buy it Not their love just the scene as proof.Maya Banks also sets up the next book by dropping some big hints about the mysterious Micah, and the events in his past that made him what he is today I m certainly intrigued, yet a little leery, because Micah seems to be even heavier into the BDSM scene than Damon Not too sure if I ll be up to reading that one.All in all, a fast paced, entertaining read with some really hot moments, some fun dialogue, a very likable hero and an almost as likable heroine Fans of erotic romance who aren t into the BDSM scene won t find anything too objectionable about this one to me it had some really sweet, romantic moments and a very satisfying ending 4 stars.Warning This book contains explicit language and sex, including oral and anal, m f m menage, use of a lash not the H H , and use of handcuffs Not for the faint of heart


  4. seton seton says:

    Genre Contemp Erotic RomanceSeries 3rd in the Sweet Series ongoing Ramblings If you have read the previous 2 books in this series, then you know that Julie, our mouthy zaftig heroine that is so NOT her body on the cover , has the hots for bald goateed Nathan She s been trying to peak his interest by pushing her Double D s in his face whenever he comes to her parlor for a massage To no avail This is their story.When the book begins, things comes to a head Literally Julie is tired of c Genre Contemp Erotic RomanceSeries 3rd in the Sweet Series ongoing Ramblings If you have read the previous 2 books in this series, then you know that Julie, our mouthy zaftig heroine that is so NOT her body on the cover , has the hots for bald goateed Nathan She s been trying to peak his interest by pushing her Double D s in his face whenever he comes to her parlor for a massage To no avail This is their story.When the book begins, things comes to a head Literally Julie is tired of chasing that lunkhead Nathan any so she is gonna blow him and then blow him off Then she arranges through Damon, the hero of Sweet Persuasion, who is some sort of Mr Roarke from Fantasy Island there to fulfill one s desires to have anonymous sex with two strangers while she is blindfolded on consecutive weekends.Guess who turns out to be one of the two men Julie has her menage with I was surprised that Damon wasnt heldaccountable for letting Nathan find out about Julie s confidential request and becoming one of the two strangers when he knows that Julie wants to move on from Nathan One of the many small details that dampened my reading experience a little, although I thought this was a good novel for the most part.A lot of the trends that showed up in the series so far is continued here The Sex in the City type funny banter between the three heroines of the first 3 books isconsistent throughout, making this the most humorous book MB has ever written There is also some good verbal sparring between the men and MB shows continuing improvement in writing from a male POV, altho Nathan calling Julie a heifer kinda pissed me off As inNathan s eyes narrowed So you knew what she was going to do Faith raised one eyebrow I knew she was planning something Just not what exactly Vengeful heifer, Nathan muttered Page 19 Fuck if his face didn t light on fire, and the heifer Julie knew it Page 113 It was just as well the independent heifer learn to have him around because he didn t plan to go anywhere, despite her repeated attempts to shake him Page 232 Um, I thought it was understood that women can call each other heifer or whore or bitch in an mock affectionate manner but if a man tries that with a woman, he is liable to get his face kicked in It s a similar principle as black people calling each other nigger They may do that to each other with no foul, but a non black person would be crazy to ever let that word pass their lips.Also started in the first two bks and continuing here is the fact that neither of the H Hs of the first 2 bks are married yet The H H Gray Faith of Sweet Surrender have a misunderstanding that is reminiscent of the Marcus Lillian misunderstanding in A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas In another words, it was stupid, annoying, unnecessary and took space away from the main H H, where it belonged I will say tho that the scene with the pregnancy test was fresh and very well written but since I am from the Kill all your darlings school, it really doesnt matter There was a bit of an uproar over the nature and presentation of the BDSM when second book, Sweet Persuasion, in the series came out Perhaps in response to it, MB writes what can be seen as a coda to Damon Serena s story here The majority of the Damon Serena scenes are the source for the BDSM elements in this book In fact, the scene where Damon Serena display their love in a public and BDSM manner is probably the most pivotal scene in the whole bk because Julie has her major ephipany while watching them.And when the focus is away from Gray Faith or Damon Serena or, um, who were the main H Hs againum, Julie Nathan, there is always Micah, the future hero of Book 4 and setting up HIS story which should be doozy and pretty hardcore BDSM from all indications And then there are two other characters who will probably get their own stories in the future I would guesstimate that about 35 40% of Sweet Seduction is devoted to following Julie Nathan s friends When a romance author spend so much space on other storylines, it s usually a signal that the principal H H aren t very interesting.As Julie Nathan have danced around throughout the series, so they do in this book They never sit down and have any meaningful conversation until the last twenty pages In the meantime, most of their connection consists of I like your breasts , I like your cock , You re so sexy , and of course, the hot anonymous menage sex at Damon s place The latter counts for a lot, of course I must not lose sight that this IS an erotic romance, after all, and MB writes someof the hottest sex scenes in da biz.Content warnings Use of handcuffs, Whipping, Public sex, Anal sex, Double penetration, MenageGrade B


  5. Sita Sita says:

    I m still trying to work out how exactly to review this So, I am going to follow my old, old advice when in doubt make a list So this list It s going to start with a 1 Are you ready And so we begin 1 This book is an erotica and damn, I mean DAMN Is this book hot I m serious My favourite scene would have had to have been the first scene, like I said before damn, damn that scene left me speechless, I loved it yeah, I m a bit of a pervert P 2 The characters were awesome, I loved I m still trying to work out how exactly to review this So, I am going to follow my old, old advice when in doubt make a list So this list It s going to start with a 1 Are you ready And so we begin 1 This book is an erotica and damn, I mean DAMN Is this book hot I m serious My favourite scene would have had to have been the first scene, like I said before damn, damn that scene left me speechless, I loved it yeah, I m a bit of a pervert P 2 The characters were awesome, I loved Julie, she was such a great female lead, I loved how she was strong, independent and strutted what she had I also really liked Nathan I didn t love him like I ve loved some of the other men in the series, but that s not saying he wasn t pretty awesome in himself 3 Right The plot The plot was practically non existant Wait I take that back It was there, just it waslike sex then talk then sexual tension then threesome then hot date then kiss then Blah, blah, blah then sex then I love you then sex then THE END 4 You get the point Generally, the book was good Three words to describe it SEX HOT MORESEX THIS BOOK I recommend this book to another list a Fans of Erotica novels b People who have read the rest of the sweet series c That s about it


  6. Amy Amy says:

    It was basically a game of cat and mouse and maybe that s why I was not blown away with Nathan and Julie Granted Julie is a self sufficient, independent woman, which I loved, she portrayed herself in a sense what I would consider the woman scorned After flirting and putting herself out there tata s and all to try and gain Nathan s attention only to be ignored Julie decides she s going to give him a send off he will never forget to show him what he s missed Now Nathan is a good ole boy a It was basically a game of cat and mouse and maybe that s why I was not blown away with Nathan and Julie Granted Julie is a self sufficient, independent woman, which I loved, she portrayed herself in a sense what I would consider the woman scorned After flirting and putting herself out there tata s and all to try and gain Nathan s attention only to be ignored Julie decides she s going to give him a send off he will never forget to show him what he s missed Now Nathan is a good ole boy and he is hot for Julie but also scared as hell to make a move There was a lot of miscommunication between them both and Julie did a lot of crazyass things in order to protect herself so to speak from rejection Yes, as always with Maya Banks, there are hot sex scenes and Julie makes her visit to The House in search of fulfilling her desires only to discover what she finds is really not what she wants at all There are great moments with FaithGray as well as DamonSerena and frankly I enjoyed reading about the other couples progressthan I did JulieNathan Nathan did have a take charge moment at the end which impressed me and as a result caused both himself and Julie to have a get real moment about their relationship We also get a chapter toward the end that is all Micah and the demons he faces, within himself, that no one else knows I can tell you right now from that chapter alone, Micah s story is going to be the most gut wrenching hardcore emotional story of them all.My favorite moment of Sweet Seduction was an epiphany Julie had as she witnessed DamonSerena at The House As long as she lived, Julie would never forget this night and what seeing Damon and Serena had done to her on a primitive level I m done She glanced back onetime to where Damon and Serena stood Because now I want someone to look at me the way he looks at her


  7. Tilly Slaton Tilly Slaton says:

    This series has fallen into a soap opera worthy story line I really like that It s nice to read about the relationships from the prior books Sweet Seduction is story about Julie and Nathan Their relationship is different from the previous ones Although some of the scenes in this book were outstanding, I really wasn t impressed Don t get me wrong, I really like the author, Maya Banks As with any writer, sooner or later they will create a book that just doesn t do it for me It happens In This series has fallen into a soap opera worthy story line I really like that It s nice to read about the relationships from the prior books Sweet Seduction is story about Julie and Nathan Their relationship is different from the previous ones Although some of the scenes in this book were outstanding, I really wasn t impressed Don t get me wrong, I really like the author, Maya Banks As with any writer, sooner or later they will create a book that just doesn t do it for me It happens In my opinion, this is that book Julie is a fun and exhilarating character She is a whole lot of women covered in curves and breasts that make a man drool After suffering through her unnoticed attentions towards Nathan, she finally decides to hell with him and moves on But hey, girls night out was sacred, and that meant nothing with a penis was going to be within ten feet. Oddly enough, she turns to Damon and requests a two night spree of an anonymous threesome Being blindfolded, she has no clue who her lovers are Fun, right And I m so not telling Nathan is a sweet guy with hotness that leaves your toes tingling Unfortunately, he s not too bright when it comes to women Lusting after Julie but unable to approach her, the woman who flat out does it for him turns away and leaves him in the dust Fed up with their opposing magnetic due to fear relationship or lack thereof, Nathan finally grows a set of ballsI ve tried doing this your way, he growled I ve tried being patient, understanding, gentle even I didn t want to come across as some knuckles dragging the ground Neanderthal because I was afraid you d run hard in the other direction Ha Well, I m done with that This time we re doing it my wayI recommend this book to adults only, and to those that have read the previous books in this series Extreme sexual content Mild delicious and consenting violence Now onto the next book Sweet Temptation Happy reading So, yesterday I couldn t take my thoughts away from this book and the review that I wrote I realized that it wasn t really disapointment that I was feeling The book really was amazing and the progression and struggles in Julie and Nathan s relation was totally rockin awesome The book really is excellent I suppose I was expecting a little bitof an alternative lifestyle within it That s what I get


  8. Shannon (Giraffe Days) Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    This is the third book in the Sweet series that, so far, has dealt with three friends Faith Sweet Surrender , Serena Sweet Persuasion , and now Julie and since the story revisits the other characters and their relationships, you do need to read these books in order to get the most out of them.Julie Stanford owns her own salon where she gives great massages She s been half in love with one of her clients ever since he first walked in for a massage Nathan, who works for Faith s father i This is the third book in the Sweet series that, so far, has dealt with three friends Faith Sweet Surrender , Serena Sweet Persuasion , and now Julie and since the story revisits the other characters and their relationships, you do need to read these books in order to get the most out of them.Julie Stanford owns her own salon where she gives great massages She s been half in love with one of her clients ever since he first walked in for a massage Nathan, who works for Faith s father in his security business But Nathan will barely look Julie in the eye and seems to want nothing to do with her Taking matters into her own hands, Julie decides to do one last thing before moving on from Nathan Giving him one last massage he ll never forget, she then sets up her dream fantasy with Serena s boyfriend Damon, who runs the House where all your secret desires can run free.When Nathan learns from his friend and co worker Micah that Julie s planning a completely anonymous M nage trois at the House, with her in a blindfold, his own frustrated wants turn to anger Nathan may never have shown Julie in any way that he s practically obsessed with her, but no way is a strange man or two going to touch her and sexually fulfil her Because of Micah s connections with the House and Damon, it s easy enough to get him and Micah to be the two anonymous men in Julie s fantasy.But finally getting to be skin on skin and closer with Julie only makes things worse, because they re no closer outside the fantasy than they ever were If Nathan ever wants a shot at being in a real relationship with Julie, he ll have to come out of his shell and make up for practically ignoring her for the last several months As for Julie, a vibrant, confident and ballsy woman who goes into every relationship expecting men to get bored with her and leave her, she ll have to face her fears and learn to trust a lesson her friends are best placed to teach her.I started this series cautiously, and the first book wasn t great The second was so intense and challenging I had to reappraise my opinion of Banks This third book goes back to safer,familiar ground, and does a very good job of showing how you can have a healthy relationship and not need any kinks or extreme sexual rituals, if that s not what you want.There was something nagging me about Julie and Nathan and after a while I figured it out they re bogans Nice bogans, but bogans all the same If you re not familiar with this term, I can t really help you It s too hard to explain adequately, and you d need some cultural knowledge to really appreciate it It gave me a jolt, to be honest, and my natural snobbishness came out a bit But they re far from scary bogans, and I had to remind myself that they re American, they don t have real bogans in America, so that I could get back into enjoying the story.It s a short, quick read that spends time revisiting Faith and Serena s relationships too, which I really liked The ending was a bit rushed, a bit oh look here s the ending bham last page sorry and the story overall was light on plot but that s what you d expect from erotic romance, which needs just enough plot to throw two characters together and that s pretty much it The rest is made up of character development, sex, falling in love,sex and a dawning realisation Do I sound cynical I don t mean it that way.The fourth book has been set up nicely here and sounds like it ll be another intense ride like book 2, featuring Micah and the ghosts of his past I ll be there with bells on


  9. Cami Cami says:

    This book does not lack for hot steamy moments Interesting read with lots of alpha males and smut Gotta love it This book does not lack for hot steamy moments Interesting read with lots of alpha males and smut Gotta love it


  10. Malinda Malinda says:

    3.5 4 starsThis was a pretty good story I liked Julie and Nathan and their story was good and kept me on the edge until the end.Julie is a strong and independent woman that owns her own salon She s a beautiful, curvy woman that likes herself but has trouble finding men that will do the same She s had men tell her she s too heavy and complain about her strong opinions and it s made her doubt herself in the past Julie wont put up with that again and tends to keep her relationships with men sho 3.5 4 starsThis was a pretty good story I liked Julie and Nathan and their story was good and kept me on the edge until the end.Julie is a strong and independent woman that owns her own salon She s a beautiful, curvy woman that likes herself but has trouble finding men that will do the same She s had men tell her she s too heavy and complain about her strong opinions and it s made her doubt herself in the past Julie wont put up with that again and tends to keep her relationships with men short and under her control Nathan is a good guy that works for the security firm that Faith Gray from book 1 Sweet Surrender both work at Nathan is a bit of a dumb ass when it comes to women at least Julie but he s a good friend and loyal.So in book 1, Nathan ends up losing a bet and has to shave his head Faith tells him that he d look great with an earring in one ear and gets him to go to Julie s salon to get his ear pierced While there, Nathan gets convinced to start doing regular massages with Julie Julie is majorly hot for Nathan and when he comes in for the massages she tries to make her interest known Unfortunately, Nathan seems a bit oblivious to Julie s efforts so she starts getting frustrated with her lack of success in getting Nathan to notice her As noted in the book description, Julie ends up giving him a great and also naughty massage and then fires him as a clients, running off and making herself scarce for a while so Nathan can t find her About this time we find out that Nathan hasn t been blind to Julie, he s just been so afraid of making a fool of himself in front of her that he s been spending all his time around her trying not to When Julie makes his night and then runs off not to be seen, Nathan is flummoxed and it gets even worse when he finds out that Julie is asking Damon to set her up with an anonymous menage with 2 unknown men at his club with her blindfolded Nathan is able to arrange for him and Mica to be the men with Julie but his efforts to engage in a real relationship with her and a bit on the weak side Their road to a relationship is a tumultuous and long one but they do work things out and end the story starting a HEA together.This was a pretty enjoyable story I liked Julieshe was kind of brash and definitely nor perfect but I still enjoyed her as a heroine Nathan was a good guy but he was such a dumb ass when it came to relationships I mean OMG I just wanted to slap him upside his head and tell him to get a brain Still, he was a sweety and got his act together eventually I will admit that I found it a bit annoying that the relationship didn t actually turn into one until the very end of the story I liked it but I prefer to see the couple have at least some book time where they re actually together and in a relationship That was my only real complaint though Overall, I liked the story and would recommend it note I listened to the audio version of this and the narrator did a very good job


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